Sport Clubs


Get your Game On

With over 19 teams to participate in and 1,000 members, UCR sport clubs provide a great way to get exercise, make new friends and have fun playing a sport that you love. Rugby, soccer, karate, water polo and Tae Kwon Do compete against other college sport clubs, including UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, Long Beach State and Loyola Marymount.

Interested in joining a sport club or starting your own? Stop by the Competitive Sports Office in the SRC North to register! 

Sport Club Teams

  • Badminton
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Fencing
  • Highlander Aquatics (Men & Women)
  • Karate Club
  • Kendo Club
  • Racquetball
  • Rugby (Men & Women)
  • Soccer (Men & Women)
  • Taekwondo Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (Men & Women)
  • Water Polo (Men & Women)

Learn More About Sport Clubs 

To be considered a tier 1 sport club teams must meet 11 of the 13 following requirements:

  • Have at least 10 organized scheduled games or competitions. Tournaments are counted as a single competition. 
    Competitions are only counted when against other universities.
  • Have at least 5 away travel trips.
  • Have at least 2 practices a week.
  • Have a minimum of 10 UCR students on a team.
  • Belong to a National Organization.
  • Qualify for its “Nationals”.
  • Compete in a recognized collegiate league.
  • Compete in at least two of three academic quarters.
  • Have a pre-approved coach (paid or volunteer) registered with the UCR sport clubs department.
  • Spend the monies allotted in an appropriate way for the team’s needs.
  • Have contact with alumni. Ex: The alumni newsletter, games and/or fundraisers.
  • Provide a game schedules, rosters, travel forms, team pictures and news articles in a timely fashion.
  • Attend required monthly meetings with the Assistant Director or Coordinator of Competitive Sports.
  • Must compete/travel with at least 75% of their roseter.

To be considered a tier 2 sport club teams must:

  • Have effective club leadership and continuity at the competitive level for more than two years
  • Have the ability to maintain a membership of at least 10 (or the minimum number required by the activity) active UCR student members.
  • Have a coach or instructor.
  • Have an officer from the club must meet with the Sport Clubs director once a quarter (minimum) to verify program compliance.
  • Complete one successful fundraising activity during the first academic year. All fundraising activities must be brought to the attention to the administration two weeks prior to the activity. 

*Financial assistance from the Division of Competitive Sports is available for regional competitive clubs on case-by-case situations such as a National Tournament. Contact Kevin Martin at 951-827-4465.

 To be considered a tier 3 sport club teams must:

  • Demonstrate stability in terms of club administration, student interest and activity of club members for one academic year, or three in-season quarters.
  • Have the ability to maintain a membership of at least 10 (or the minimum number required by the activity) active student members.
  • Have an officer from the club meet with the Sport Clubs Director once every quarter (minimum) to verify program compliance.
  • Must have all competition, recreational, or associated activities approved the club director in advance.
  • Demonstrate proper fiscal management and raise 100% of necessary fees to initiate the program as requested.
  • Complete one successful fundraising activity during the first academic year. All fundraising activities must be brought to the attention of the administration four weeks prior to the activity.

*Financial assistance from the division of competitive sports is NOT available for conditional clubs.

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